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Key to abbreviations: >sg = singular (said come one person), >dl = dual (said to two people) >pl = many (said to an ext than 3 people), frm = formal, inf = informal


English ᏣᎳᎩ / Tsalagi (Cherokee)
Welcome ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ (Ulihelisdi)
Hello (General greeting) ᎣᏏᏲ (Osiyo) - frm ᏏᏲ (Siyo) - inf ᏏᏳ (Siyu) - inf
Hello (on phone)
How room you? ᏙᎯᏧ? (Dohitsu?) Osigwotsu?
Reply come 'How are you?' ᏙᎯᏇ. ᎾᎯᎾᎲ? (Dohiquu. Nahinahv?) Osigwo, ihina?
Long time no see
What's your name? ᎦᏙ ᏕᏣᏙᎠ? (Gado, detsadoa)
My name is ... ... ᏓᏆᏙ (dagwado)
Where space you from? ᎭᏢ ᏖᎬᎢ? (Hatlv tegvi)
I'm native ... ... ᏗᎨᎬ. (Digegv)
Pleased to satisfy you ᎦᎵᎡᎵ ᏥᏕᎾᎸ (Galiheli tsidenalv)
Good morning (Morning greeting) ᎣᏍᏓ ᏑᎾᎴᎢ (Osda sunalei)ᎣᏍᏓ ᏒᎾᎴᎢ (Osda svnalei)
Good afternoon (Afternoon greeting) ᎣᏍᏓ ᏒᎯᏰᏱᏗᏢ (Osda svhiyeyiditlv)
Good night (Evening greeting) ᎣᏍᏓ ᏒᎯᏰ (Osda svhiye)ᎣᏍᏓ ᏒᎯᏰᏱ (Osda svhiyeyi)
Good night ᎣᏍᏓ ᏒᏃᏱ (Osda enoyi)
Goodbye (Parting phrases) ᏙᎾᏓᎬᎰᎢ (Donadagvhoi) >sg ᏙᏓᏓᎪᎲᎢ (Dodadagohvi) >pl ᏗᏓᏲᎵᎲᏛᎦᎴᏂᏍᎬ (Didayolihvdvgalenisgv)
Good luck!
Cheers! an excellent Health! (Toasts provided when drinking)
Have a quite day
Bon appetit / have actually a nice meal
Bon voyage / have actually a good journey
Yes ᎥᎥ (Vv)
No ᎥᏝ (Vtla)
Maybe ᎠᏎᏱᎩ (Aseyigi)
I don't know ᎨᏍᏗ ᏱᏥᎦᏔ (Gesdi yitsigata)Ꮭ ᏱᏥᎦᏔ (Tla yitsigata)
I understand ᎪᎵᎦ (Goliga)
I don't understand Ꮭ ᏱᎪᎵᎦ (Tla yigoliga)ᎨᏍᏗ ᏱᎪᎵᎢᎦ (Gesdi yigoliga)
Please speak more slowly ᎤᏍᎦᏃᎵ ᎯᏬᏂᎯ (Usganoli hiwonihi)
Please say the again ᎠᏏᏇ ᎭᏓ (Asique hada)
Please compose it down ᎰᏪᎸᎦ (Hohwelvga) >sgᏍᏙᏪᎸᎦ (Sdowelvga) >dlᎢᏦᏪᎸᎦ (Itsowelvga) >pl
Do girlfriend speak English?
Do friend speak Cherokee? ᏣᎳᎩᏍ ᎯᏬᏂᏍᎩ? (Tsalagis hiwonisgi) >sg
Yes, a little(reply come 'Do friend speak ...?') ᎥᎥ, ᎢᎦᏛ (V'v, igadv) ᎥᎥ ᎦᏲᏟ (Vv, gayotli)
Speak to me in Cherokee
How perform you speak ... In Cherokee? ᎯᎳᎪ ᎤᏘᏗ ... ᏣᎳᎩᏱ? (Hilago utidi... Tsalagiyi?)
Excuse me
How much is this? ᎯᎳ ᎢᎦᎢ? (Hila igai?)
Sorry ᎤᏲ ᎠᏰᎶᏗ (Uyo ayelodi)
Please ᎰᏩᏧ (Howatsu)
Thank you ᏩᏙ (Wado)
Reply to give thanks to you ᎬᎵᎡᎵᎦ (Gvlieliga)
Where's the restroom / bathroom? ᎭᏢ ᏙᏯ ᎤᎾᏨᏍᏗ ᏱᎩ (Hatlv doya unatsvsdi yigi)
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance v me?
Do you come right here often?
I miss you
I love you ᎬᎨᏳᎢ (Gvgeyu'i)
Get fine soon
Go away! ᏪᎾ! (Wena!)
Leave me alone! ᏪᎾ (we na)
Help! ᎠᎵᏍᏕᎸᏗ! (Alisdelvdi!)
Fire! ᎠᏥᎸ (Atsilv)
Stop! ᎠᎴᏫᏍᏙᏗ! (Alewisdodi!)
Call the police!
Christmas greetings ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ ᎤᎾᏕᏘᏱᏍᎬᎢ (ulihelisdi unadetiyisgv'i) ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ ᏓᏂᏍᏓᏲᎯᎲ (ulihelisdi danisdayohihv) ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ ᏗᎦᎸᏉᏗ ᎢᎦ (ulihelisdi digalvquodi iga)
New Year greetings ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ ᎢᏤ ᎠᏕᏘᏱᏍᎬ (ulihelisdi itse adetiyisgv)
Easter greetings ᏥᏌ ᏕᎴᎯᏌᏅ (Tsisa delehisanv)
Birthday greetings ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ ᏂᏣᏕᏘᏯ (Ulihelisdi nitsadetiya)
One language is never enough ᏌᏊ ᎦᏬᏂᏍᏗ ᎥᏝ ᏰᎵᏊ (Saquu gawonisdi vtla yeliquu)
My hovercraft is full of eels ᎢᎧᎵᏨᏕᎦ ᏓᏆᎴᎳ ᎦᏃᎯᎵᏙ ᎠᏆᏤᎵᎢ (Kalitsvdega daqualela ganohilido aquatselii)

Some Cherokee phrases noted by EE, mary M. Revis (ᏎᎷ), Tyson LaDale (ᎦᎴᏴᏍᎬ ᎤᎨᏓᎵᏴ) Taylor-Gerstner and also Dariann Scott.

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Other collection of Cherokee paragraph http://public.csusm.edu/public/raven/cherokee.dir/cherlexi.html http://mypeoplepc.com/members/cherlyn/onefeather/id7.html http://www.ctc.volant.org/cherokee/Mirror/cherokeewords.html http://www.manataka.org/page122.html

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